Barbara Sansone

Barbara Sansone, founder/CEO, has been traveling the globe for over 40 years. She began her professional life as an educator for special needs children. Her love of photography beckoned her to become an editorial magazine photographer; which transitioned into marketing and public relations for arts, culture and non-profit organizations.

In 1997 these experiences synthesized when she founded the travel company Spirit of India. From an intense specialization in India, which holds a very special place in her heart, Barbara expanded her focus to other countries with fascinating cultures and ancient civilizations. The addition of Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe to her portfolio of trips has helped grow this unique cultural tour company into Original World.

Barbara’s goal has always been to offer very authentic and personal travel experiences that would foster learning and understanding between people of different cultures. Talk to her in person and you’ll truly understand her depth of knowledge and passion for the destinations of Original World.

Social Media Specialist

Cory C. Walker

Corey C. Walker, social media and email specialist, has been in the marketing field for over 20 years. Corey has been with Original World since 2011, bringing you our monthly email newsletters. Corey, and works with clients big and small to provide targeted digital solutions.


Customer Service

Rachel Hoaglin

Rachel Hoaglin, marketing and customer service specialist earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from San Francisco State University and has been working in the Customer Relations sector since 1992. She enjoys working with people, allowing them to enjoy life’s promises.


Director of social media

MaryAda DeFelice

MaryAda DeFelice earned a degree in Public Communication from University of Vermont. She has developed a love of connecting local businesses to the community through social media and event planning. MaryAda is our director of social media and handles our posts, ads and invitations on Facebook, Twitter and Google Circles.